The Prince(ss) of Tides

What will you let ebb…what will you let flow?

Ebbing and flowing.  Waxing and waning.  Coming and going.  Yinning and Yanging (?).  It’s the natural order, don’t you know.  So much of our natural lives are almost ruled by the waves.  Cycles.  Curves.  Gosh, it’s almost hypnotic to go down this path.

I know I said I didn’t think too much about resolutions this year, but I got to the pool this afternoon and found…others.  What the…?  Yeah, others.  At the pool.  At that hour.  I hopped in a lane with someone and watched the face of the next guy who came out while he expressed the same surprise.  New year’s fitness resolutions will do that.  As a health educator/trainer/whatever I was thrilled to see that the place was busy.  I just didn’t like that it was busy in MY place.  I needed some peace and quiet and now I had to pay attention. 
So I started to swim, get in the groove, search for the hypnotic nature of the water, and chill out.  And then work out.  And I had a good work out; 2250 yards in sets of 250.  Waves within waves.  Flowing and ebbing, and then flowing again. 
I thought about what could ebb in my life.  I have moments of bitching.  (I have moments of bitchiness, too, but that will be discussed at a time when I actually want to address it, thank you very much).  I don’t really need so much of that.  This month I will ebb that about 5%.  Or maybe more, but I’ll start with 5%.  And in the place of that, I will flow a little grace.  When others “need” to bitch, I will show a little more patience and kindness to let them have their space.  It’s a good compromise.
And as I swam, the new people around me who are unaware of “pool etiquette” just didn’t seem to bother me anymore.  I had a lovely workout and relieved the angst I brought to the water. 
A fan of the proverbial tiara, I begin 2011 as the Princess of Tides. 

About Lisa Jamison

I'm a trainer, coach, massage therapist, educator, yogi, and all around great gal, not necessarily in that order. I thrive on watching people move. Professionally I can help you do that with more grace, ease, and efficiency...which translates to "faster" and "without injuries". It's about eliminating the stresses on your body and teaching you a new way. Physically. Cognitively. Emotionally. Body, mind, and spirit.
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One Response to The Prince(ss) of Tides

  1. becelisa says:

    i am awarding you the stylish blogger award. play along should you want 🙂

    http://becelisa.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/ok-ill-play/

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